The winners are in for NBL Division Three and NBL Division Four for the 2018/19 regular season. Lets take a look at your Wilson Player of the Year and Wilson Coach of the Year award winners as voted for by the teams themselves!
Wilson Player of the Year: Mical-Ryan Boyd (Team Derby Spartans)
Team Derby Spartans' Mical-Ryan Boyd receives the Division Three Player of the Year Award after an incredible 2018/19 season. The 6'2 import guard averaged a huge 32.8 points per game, including a season high performance of 49 points in his first NBL campaign after previously suiting up for DII NCAA outfit Saint Rose. The New York state native helped Derby to a 17-5 record on the year and 2nd spot in the North Conference.
Wilson Coach of the Year: Chris Wilson (University of Chester)
The North Conference Coach of the Year winner is University of Chester's Chris Wilson who took his side to 19-3 season at the top of NBL Division Three North, enjoying a win percentage of 86.36%. Wilson has had an impressive campaign leading the University side as he also took his team to NBL National Shield title this season following an 88-83 win over London BC Medelynas in February. University of Chester have now won their respective divisions for two consecutive seasons as they continue their rapid rise up the NBL structure.
Wilson Player of the Year: Jordan Gray (Essex Blades)
The South Conference Player of the Year award goes to British guard Jordan Gray, who averaged 20.5 ppg in 15 outings for Essex this season. With a season high of 33 points, Gray showed his fellow coaches and players alike that he could get hot and stay hit given the opportunity this year. The 21-year-old helped his side to a 10-6 record and 4th place in the South.
Wilson Coach of the Year: Ross Norfolk (Essex Blades)
This seasons South Conference Coach of the Year award goes to Essex Blades' Ross Norfolk. A former graduate of the University of Essex, Norfolk led the Blades to a 10-6 season with a win percentage of 62.50%. Norfolk has been a part of the Great Britain set up since 2011 in various roles including Team Manager, participating in multiple EuroBasket tournaments as well as the 2014 U20 European Championships. With this accolade to his name, Norfolk and the Blades are continuing their rise as a programme that is sure to continue in the coming years.
Wilson Player of the Year: Oliver Hylands (Doncaster Danum Eagles)
Doncaster Danum Eagles' Oliver Hylands receives the NBL Division Four Player of the Year award for the North Conference. The 6'7 British veteran forward was unstoppable this season, as he averaged 25.1 points per game including a season high of 43 points. Doncaster finished their season at 14-2, finishing 2nd behind Newcastle by virtue of head-to-head tiebreaker, with Hylands play a clear factor in their successful campaign.
Wilson Coach of the Year: Graham Heath (Newcastle Eagles U23)
Newcastle Eagles U23 coach Graham Heath receives the Coach of the Year award for the North Conference after taking his side to the top of the table after an exciting race for the title with Doncaster. The impressive regular season campaign will provide Heath's side with the opportunity to apply for promoted into NBL Division Three for next season where they will hope to continue their success.
Wilson Player of the Year: Tom Edwards (Warwickshire Hawks)
Tom Edwards receives the Midlands Conference Player of the Year Award after averaging 24.5 points per game for his side. The 6'4 British forward had a strong 2018/2019 season including a huge season high 34 point game, highlighting the kind of production that saw him recognised by his peers in the Midlands Conference.
Wilson Coach of the Year: Mindaugas Janiska (University of Nottingham)
The Division Four Coach of the Year award for the Midlands Conference goes to the University of Nottingham's Mindaugas Janiska after taking the University based programme to a 13-3 season at the top of the table. The ex-professional player led his side through a terrific season, including an impressive 81.25% win percentage overall as he continues his transition from court to bench.
Wilson Player of the Year: Aaron Moseley (Richmond Knights)
Richmond Knights' Aaron Moseley receives the NBL Division Four Player of the Year for the South East Conference. The 6'1 veteran guard averaged 21.9 points per game over the course of the season, including a quality season high 35 point performance.
Wilson Coach of the Year: Chris Michaelides (Chelmsford Lions)
Chris Michaelides receives the Coach of the Year award from the South East Conference. The former England Junior International coached Chelmsford Lions to a terrific regular season with a 15-3 overall record, an 83.33% win percentage and a finish at the top of the table spot in a tough conference.
Wilson Player of the Year: Benas Andriekus (Bristol Hurricanes)
Bristol Hurricanes' Benas Andriekus receives the Player of the Year award for the South West Conference. The 5'10 European guard averaged 20.2 points per game for the Hurricanes this season, including a season high 33 point game.
Wilson Coach of the Year: Kestutis Trakelis (Bristol Hurricanes)
Hurricanes Head Coach Kestutis Trakelis receives the award for Coach of the Year after taking his side to an incredible undefeated 14-0 regular season. Their outstanding campaign was their first in NBL Division Four and could be their last as they look to move on to bigger and better things next year.
Congratulations to all the 2018/19 award winners from NBL Division Three and NBL Division Four! We will be bringing you all the award winners from across the NBL this week, continuing with WNBL Division Two tomorrow.
18 Jan 2021